What can you make with chia seeds?
I’m excited to share my first Recipe Redux post today! The Recipe Redux is a monthly recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians and designed to get healthy food bloggers making over and sharing delicious healthy recipes.
I’m excited to launch my first blog post series, which I’m calling “What Is It and Will My Kid Eat It?” As you know, I’m passionate about encouraging kids to readily eat a wide variety of nutritious foods from the start. That means there is no such thing as “adult”
Pssst…want to know the secret to getting your kids to eat healthy foods?
No, it’s not hiding them in other foods, it’s not bribery and it’s not some phenomenal recipe that makes vegetables magically taste better. Boring as it may sound, it’s repetition. Practice makes (kinda,
Do you “sneak” spinach into your kids’ pasta sauce?
I hear this a lot from parents, that the only way they’re able to get their kids to eat spinach and other vegetables is to sneak it into foods like pasta sauce. Personally, I don’t support this approach,
Something’s going around the Rice household this week. First my daughter was home from daycare with the sniffles and a fever and now my husband and I are starting to feel it. And even though there’s not much a parent can do to shorten the length of her family’s illness,
I have a theory about why kids love chicken nuggets. It’s not because they’re the most delicious form of chicken according to the juvenile palette. It’s because when parents are trying to feed their kids on top of every other little thing that needs to get done,
Oh, the yogurt section. I’m not sure there’s any other section of the grocery store that frustrates dietitians more. Okay, maybe it’s tied with salad dressing. While yogurt itself is quite a healthy choice, so, so many of the commercial options contain added sugar.
Last year, the American Heart Association (AHA) published new recommendations on sugar consumption for children.
Among the sound advice was the recommendation that children ages two and up should consume no more than six teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar per day and no more than eight ounces of sugar-sweetened beverages per week.
Diana K. Rice, RD
The Baby Steps Dietitian
Hi, I'm Diana. Registered dietitian and mom to a toddler and a newborn.
Family nutrition is my passion but balancing good health on top of the chaos new parenthood brings is tough stuff!